The other evening I painted it in the daylight, after the kids had gone to bed (thank-you daylight savings). It was hard to capture in this photo, but the background has quite a bit of texture, thanks to a few layers, topped by some white I rubbed on to give it a kind of chalky finish.
I started painting the flowers, but at least one of the colours that I used is a bit muddy. Never mind, I will paint over it, just as soon as I can buy some more white paint to mix up just the right colour.
It has been pretty hot here in Melbourne the last two days – we have been inside, hiding out from the heat. As I type this, the kids are in the hallway, (with all the doors closed) bouncing the rubber balls that they were given for Christmas. It sounds like I have a mob of kangaroos in the house, jumping up and down. Bring on some cooler weather so we can run off some energy at the park tomorrow!
How do you keep your kids amused inside, in the stinking heat/bitter cold?